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HopelessRomantic
HopelessRomantic
24 May 2015

Thermally broken aluminum, comfort plus and double glazing

Thermally broken aluminum, comfort plus and double glazing

So I am interested in what you have discovered so far? We are building an extension and upgrading the existing house. We are in Sydney and planning on having double…

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HopelessRomantic
May 24, 2015 12:33 am
ctvu
ctvu
21 May 2015

Double Glazed French Windows

Double Glazed French Windows

Thank you Ed for the link, I shall pay them a visit this week end. Cheers

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ctvu
May 21, 2015 12:48 pm
bones
bones
16 May 2015

Bi fold doors - wide panels?

Bi fold doors - wide panels?

Racbabm, did you manage to find a solution to this problem. I currently have the same issue. Please let me know. Thank you.

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bones
May 16, 2015 8:25 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 May 2015

What type of glass do you have for winter sun?

What type of glass do you have for winter sun?

I have to agree. Work out your orientation to suit minimal summer sun and maximise the winter sun but equally work out your shading devices for this aspect. There are a…

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Stewie D
May 16, 2015 9:11 am
goldy-9
goldy-9
14 May 2015

painted or stained glass doors separating kitchen from larde

painted or stained glass doors separating kitchen from larde

hi guys up to putting in the glass sliding doors between kitchen and larder. Was getting them stained, then painted "designer white". But have seen on here tonigt a…

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goldy-9
May 14, 2015 12:52 am
goldy-9
cheapblinds
cheapblinds
12 May 2015

Double glazed windows and window coverings

Double glazed windows and window coverings

Hi Row Curtains can be expensive if your on a budget... in my home i have large double glazed windows which are great for noise, heat and cold...so I have finished…

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cheapblinds
May 12, 2015 11:05 pm
cheapblinds
dalemengel
dalemengel
11 May 2015

Turning Door Into Louvred Window?

Turning Door Into Louvred Window?

Hi all, I decided to put a secondary entry/exit door into my living room, but thinking I should have made this a window as the door opening inwards eats into floor…

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dalemengel
May 11, 2015 6:17 pm
cheapblinds
cheapblinds
8 May 2015

Window tinting or roller shutters?

Window tinting or roller shutters?

Hi Ian, If you are handy and would like to save some money on installation, I would suggest a DIY blind option -…

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cheapblinds
May 08, 2015 2:57 pm
cheapblinds

Copy the img tags for each photo and paste them into your post…

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Stewie D
May 06, 2015 2:46 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
5 May 2015

Highlight windows or 28c sliding doors?

Highlight windows or 28c sliding doors?

2100mm tall sliders don't necessarily look odd with 2700mm ceilings. Do all your windows and internal doors go up to 2400mm?? Alternatively, the highlight windows seem to…

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oneJohn
May 05, 2015 7:40 pm
oneJohn
MrsJM
MrsJM
4 May 2015

Ceiling track vs Pelmet system (Curtains)

Ceiling track vs Pelmet system (Curtains)

Has anyone ever asked one of the 'Homeworld' builders to assist with the recessed curtain tracks? I want them but I've already asked for so many random custom type…

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MrsJM
May 04, 2015 6:54 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
MrsJM
1 May 2015

Windows in showers

Windows in showers

Thanks for all of the replies. I'll have to do some googling... Very new to the building game and so I'm a bit worried about the finish now if tiling around these windows…

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MrsJM
May 01, 2015 6:16 am
MrsJM
psdillon
psdillon
28 April 2015

"Designer" windows?

"Designer" windows?

Thanks very much, checking them…

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psdillon
Apr 28, 2015 11:11 pm
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
17 April 2015

Please help! Can i fit a door and if so, what size?

Please help! Can i fit a door and if so, what size?

A 720 door would fit but would require a custom made architrave at the very least. You've only got 135mm to play with on the inside if you use a 720 door which is a closet…

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TheBigHouse
Apr 17, 2015 4:03 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 April 2015

Low e glass

Low e glass

Hi all, Sorry to hijack your thread, but I'm struggling with this as well. My build is yet to start but I will ave two bedroom windows (bed 2 &…

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ECOECO
Apr 13, 2015 4:38 pm
ECOECO
AussieMark
AussieMark
9 April 2015

Importing uPVC Windows from China

Importing uPVC Windows from China

The savings may be there but without back and support it can be a risk. Things sometimes go wrong when building. The cost to remedy any hiccups may eliminate the…

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AussieMark
Apr 09, 2015 4:18 pm
Joker
Joker
2 April 2015

sliding door options

sliding door options

25 year warranty only applys to original owner, is voided as soon as u sell, , most aussies move every 7 years

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Joker
Apr 02, 2015 10:26 pm
JB1
JB1
27 March 2015

Cost front door replacement?

Cost front door replacement?
1, 2

I found Hume doors to be cheaper than the Corinthian equivalent. But some of them aren't as well made. Mine is Corinthian. Check out eBay for cheap 2340x1200 doors.

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JB1
Mar 27, 2015 7:32 am
snowy stockman
snowy stockman
22 March 2015

Basix m2 measurement

Basix m2 measurement

Mine on Basix are including the frame.

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snowy stockman
Mar 22, 2015 8:44 pm
goody59
goody59
20 March 2015

Sliding double glazed windows

Sliding double glazed windows

I can only imagine that frames for sliding windows would have to be re engineered because of doubling the weight of the sliding window.

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goody59
Mar 20, 2015 7:59 am
goody59
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Hootie
Mar 16, 2015 10:44 pm
Hootie
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 March 2015

Cavity slider dimension

Cavity slider dimension

If you have handles on the sides of the doors ( usually the recessed kind for cavity sliders ), then you need to allow probably at least 50 - 60mm of the doors sticking…

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Stewie D
Mar 14, 2015 9:12 am
PixiGT
PixiGT
12 March 2015

Window tint in Western Sydney

Window tint in Western Sydney

Good luck - hope it all goes well :) Sent using Tapatalk

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PixiGT
Mar 12, 2015 1:24 pm
PixiGT
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 March 2015

Privacy glass windows in the living room

Privacy glass windows in the living room

ps. Am trying to attach a photo but it won't paste. You can't paste a photo directly into your post here on the forums. You have to upload…

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Stewie D
Mar 07, 2015 2:21 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
4 March 2015

Supplying Own Doors After Handover?

Supplying Own Doors After Handover?

Oh ok that sounds cool. So I would imagine if both doors are "pre-hung" then the hinges are located the same to be able to do that? Never thought the was so much for a…

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Roomeat
Mar 04, 2015 8:20 am
Roomeat
yvonneh
yvonneh
3 March 2015

Are door handles from overseas interchangeable?

Are door handles from overseas interchangeable?

I was wondering if I buy door handles from the us or Canada if they're interchangeable with the Australian ones? I happen to like a few of the more rustic looking ones…

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yvonneh
Mar 03, 2015 8:18 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 March 2015

Pvcu windows

Pvcu windows

Double glazing will make a very big difference, for example our standard double glazed window stops 34.5 dB... the thicker the glass the better, and it is best if each…

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ECOECO
Mar 03, 2015 4:07 pm
ECOECO
Skull
Skull
27 February 2015

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds

I always love fresh air especially in autumn so i end up having sliding windows because I can let the air get inside the house by simply sliding the window panel. So I…

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Skull
Feb 26, 2015 11:24 pm
wall-e
wall-e
23 February 2015

Double glazed or thermally broken windows

Double glazed or thermally broken windows

Thanks for you inputs. double glazing is bit expensive and it is going to be out of my budget :)

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wall-e
Feb 23, 2015 12:06 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
14 February 2015

louvres - cost

louvres - cost

We have 11 louvres in our new build. Are we going to fall off our chair when we get the quotes? 2 1500 x 600 1 1800 x 600 1800 x 2100 fixed and louvre 5 2100 x 600 1…

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Leksie5000
Feb 14, 2015 4:58 pm
bpratt
bpratt
12 February 2015

Home Theater Door

Home Theater Door

Solid timber door from any of the door manufacturers should do the job nicely for you. Just don't try cavity doors or double doors, as they leak sound too easily, and are…

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bpratt
Feb 12, 2015 9:44 am
bashworth
bashworth
11 February 2015

Standard entry door for appartments

Standard entry door for appartments

In my 5 year old Footscray apartment the clear opening width is 775mm

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bashworth
Feb 11, 2015 2:17 pm
bashworth
ca295
ca295
5 February 2015

2340mm x 1200mm Pivot Door with 2570mm ceiling heights?

2340mm x 1200mm Pivot Door with 2570mm ceiling heights?

finished height is 2470 with door jam. You are cutting it fine! I would go the smaller door personally as it would look odd imo.

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ca295
Feb 05, 2015 10:40 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 February 2015

Cost to upgrade to toughened 5mm glass?

Cost to upgrade to toughened 5mm glass?

Hi guys, just moving this thread to the windows section: I'm almost at contract stage, but the builder currently has his estimating team looking…

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ECOECO
Feb 05, 2015 10:32 am
ECOECO
ca295
ca295
5 February 2015

Corinthian Pivot Door - Can you show me your Glazing???????

Corinthian Pivot Door - Can you show me your Glazing???????

Hi all, Im about to order my Corinthian Pivot door. I am stuck between Desert Sand or Slummed Waterfall glazing. Just wondering could someone please post some pics of…

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ca295
Feb 05, 2015 10:32 am
squarepeg
squarepeg
2 February 2015

VELUX skylight flashings S06 and M08 models

VELUX skylight flashings S06 and M08 models

Hi all, I hope this is not against forum rules - we have just finished owner building and among other things have 3 flashings for Velux skylights leftover - brand new in…

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squarepeg
Feb 02, 2015 4:22 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
28 January 2015

Timber front door - varnish?

Timber front door - varnish?

I also recommend Sikkens products. To answer your question, it does have colour to it. "Transparent" means it allows the wood grain to show, but it is also a stain to…

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Treeseachanger
Jan 28, 2015 12:38 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
20 January 2015

Low-E Glazing colour

Low-E Glazing colour

Apologies if there is a thread on this already, when I searched Low-E it wouldn't return any results. Hi there I have a couple of questions around Low-E glazing maybe you…

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Beazley77
Jan 20, 2015 11:04 am
Beazley77
mixo
mixo
10 January 2015

Window actuators (electric opening)

Window actuators (electric opening)

Looks like i have to work some overtime! mixo

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mixo
Jan 10, 2015 7:12 pm
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ECOECO
Jan 07, 2015 12:01 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
7 January 2015

Standard slider window replacement

Standard slider window replacement

Send pics and sizes I will get you a price. But you could replace these yourself if you are handy... Ed

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ECOECO
Jan 07, 2015 11:17 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
7 January 2015

window reveals help

window reveals help

Hi all, sorry if this has already been answered, i had a search through and can't find much we are doing some filling on under my…

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ECOECO
Jan 07, 2015 11:13 am
ECOECO
WareDesignWorks
WareDesignWorks
27 December 2014

WareDesignWorks

WareDesignWorks

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that…

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WareDesignWorks
Dec 26, 2014 11:38 pm
bpratt
bpratt
24 December 2014

Garage as activity room

Garage as activity room

You can get panel/sectional doors that come insulated, as I did for my garage door. The inside looks pretty much the same as the outside does, so that's the finish you'll…

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bpratt
Dec 24, 2014 8:42 am
dolphinblu
dolphinblu
19 December 2014

BAL FZ Window Shutters

BAL FZ Window Shutters

We are currently extending and renovating our home in NSW. We are situated in BAL FZ area. Can anyone recommend a company that can manufacture window shutters for BAL FZ…

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dolphinblu
Dec 19, 2014 12:44 pm


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